Greetings Tilt Forum-ers! Seeking your advice…
My wife and I are hosting a fundraiser at our home in late February. It’s a ticketed event that includes all-you-care to have food and drinks, with a games-night theme that will create additional opportunities to raise funds for our local Riverkeeper. I have a 10+ machine collection and wanted to run a little pinball tournament.
Just wanted some advice on setting up a tournament that will be fun for newbies and will only last about 2-3 hours. We don’t have a pinball scene in my town and to my knowledge there’s never been an IFPA event held within 2 hours of here. That’s something that I would like to change but not sure if it’s worth registering this event.
I was thinking 3-strikes using Matchplay events software but this would be my first tournament I would be running so open to anyone’s suggestions and advice. I’ve played in a few, just never run one. We’re expecting maybe 100 ppl at the fundraiser but I anticipate maybe only 16 people at most would want to participate in the pinball tournament.
DESW with new Chad H code 1.07
Stars (if ready)
Gottlieb Kingpin (maybe? It’s a 1-player)
Any advice on format/style would be greatly appreciated. Any thoughts on entry fee? Should I register this for WPPRs? I plan on making trophies and/or having prizes for the winners but would prefer the cash go to our charity for the night as that’s kinda the point.
Thanks in advance.